You can only save 5 recipes at a time, but there is no limit to how many times you can edit a recipe. For about a year I used the free version like that. I would have 5 recipes I was working on, when I was satisfied I'd export or write them down, delete everything and start it as different recipe. I finally started paying for the subscription once this was not a short term hobby.For those that use BrewersFriend - can you just have 5 recipes on the free version at a time or is it you get to create 5 recipes and that's it? I just need something to work out the numbers before I brew, then it goes into pen and paper from there if it is successful.
to each their own.
Beersmith gets much easier after you have dialed in your equipment profile accurately. Took me what seemed like forever to get it correct, but it's an amazing program. And gets much easier to navigate and look at after spending some time with tutorials. Or just plain screwing around with on your own.I'm fairly bummed those guys are going out of biz - it was by far the best UX and UI in recipe formulation - what are others doing moving forward? I'm not a fan of Beersmith, although I like the podcast.
I really like the Brew Father web app.
When it was Hopville I used it. For me it was TOO simple. It gave you a workable recipe but did not give enough control.
The "wayback machine", at https://web.archive.org/, may be an option.Regardless of whether the site was good or not, it's still sad to see such a massive amount of information get trashed.
I googled and found this link ...I use Biermacht app - i think it was created by a forum member.... cannot remember who but love to pass the credit. free and it works for me!
I use a notebook and pen and have actually upgraded last year to this Recipe Journal, its great and totally work the $9.Might I suggest a notebook and a pen!
That's a cool idea. I'll have to compare my numbers with Brun Water vs BF and apply a simple adjustment, and THEN see which is more accurate. It would be more convenient to use BF for mash pH adjustment.I wasn't happy with the ph tool initially but after using it more I've found that using about 70% gets me we're I need. Were as brunwater required about 130%.
I print my recipes and take all my notes on paperAt least you're not totally at the whim of a cloud-based system.
I tried it out - recipes appear to all be there! Very cool to be able to play with them again - they have all been living as exported pdfs.We had a number of customers reach out to us at ChoiceHops about recovering their recipes and brewlogs from the now defunct BrewToad. Since the world could benefit from more home brewing during this pandemic, we thought we'd help them out and build a simple BrewToad account recovery tool. We wanted to share it with others who may be in the same boat.
If you previously had a BrewToad account and want to recover your recipes and brewlogs, you can find our recovery tool here:
All you need is your original BrewToad username, which you can search for. The utility will set you up with a ChoiceHop account, which you're welcome to use or just download the data from. Either way, we hope your brewing this weekend. Cheers!
Awesome, glad it worked for you Marc1! We have access to all the original raw BeerXML files and can restore any account - both the recipes and brew logs. And you can download the recipes or play with them in ChoiceHops. Cheers!I tried it out - recipes appear to all be there! Very cool to be able to play with them again - they have all been living as exported pdfs.